For so the Lord has commanded us: ‘I have set you as a light to the Gentiles,
That you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.’” Acts 13:47

GO! God’s plan since the resurrection of His Son has been the whole world must know about what Christ did for us. How would they know unless someone would go and tell them? So begins our look into missions. Jesus’ final words to the disciples as he ascended was, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” Wherever you can find a person, you should go and share the good news! Missions isn’t just going around the world, or to a remote jungle in Africa to preach the Gospel for several years. Wherever you are, you can share the Gospel with others and call your home turf your own mission field!

GIVE! For those called outside their home turf to be a missionary, it costs money… a lot of it! Maybe God hasn’t called you to go into the mission field, but you can play a part in missions by giving to a missionary. The Philippians Church understood that.

Philippians 4:10, 16, “But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me has flourished again; though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity. For even in Thessalonica you sent aid once and again for my necessities.”

This church kept on giving to Paul and made sure he was taken care of. I challenge you to find a missionary that you can give to on a regular basis. Give what you can…. You don’t have to be able to fund a missionary’s entire budget in order to give.

PRAY! If you cant go, and you cant give any money, don’t worry because you can still be a part. sometimes missionaries need prayer than money! Find a missionary to pray for on a regular basis. How do you pray for some dude in some country doing some thing you really don’t know about? The answer lies in the Word. 3 thoughts on this:

I. Ephesians 6:19-utterance to be given and boldness to speak those words
II. Col. 4:3-opened doors for the preaching of the Gospel
III. 2 Thess 3:1- God’s word to be free to do its work

My prayer for you is that you would find your own special way to plug into the amazing world of missions! Some will God, some with give……BUT all can pray!

Questions to ask yourself…

1.  Do you search for someone far away or even in your own back yard to spread to Word of Christ?
2.  Have you ever felt a tug on your heart to leave everything behind and dedicate yourself to the great commission?
3.  Do you or your church actively support an individual or family of Missionaries financially or through prayer?